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April 20, 2011
Q: I recently saw an ad in American Cheerleader about a chiropractic and cheerleading. Where can I learn more about this study?
A: For a detailed summary and quotes by lead author, Dr. Jay Greenstein, please click: Full Article
May 3, 2011
Q: I am a patient suffering with sciatica. Can chiropractic spinal manipulation help me to avoid surgery?
A: In a recent study, "Manipulation or Microdisketomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study" (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, October 2010, Vol. 33 Iss. 8, p: 576-584), researchers concluded that spinal manipulation was just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH). The patient population studied included people experiencing chronic sciatica (symptoms greater than six months) that had failed traditional, medical management. Overall, 60 percent of patients who received spinal manipulation benefited to the same degree as those who underwent surgery.
June 15, 2011
Q: I have participated on cheerleading teams since high school, I am now in my senior year of college. Can chiropractic help prevent injury?
A: Though doctors of chiropractic can’t guarantee injury prevention, there is supporting research. Doctors of Chiropractic who provided closed-chain hamstring exercise intervention greatly reduced hamstring injury and associated pains among professional cheerleaders, according to a recent study entitled "The Effects of a Closed-Chain, Eccentric Training Program on Hamstring Injuries of a Professional Football Cheerleading Team" (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, March 2011, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pgs.195-200).
June 23, 2011
Q: I am a veteran and I am interested in learning how to attain chiropractic care. Where can I find this information??
A: Military Corner provides in-depth and topical information including current care integration at military health facilities, policy and accessing rights, DOD/VA news, and the latest developments regarding chiropractic and the military. In addition, unique to the F4CP feature, guidelines are provided for both veterans and doctors of chiropractic about referrals, gaining access to care, even if initially denied, and how to help further care integration or attain employment within military health facilities.